The Most Feared and Respected
It was approximately five yards long. It is second in size to the King Cobra of India. But it is considered one of the most deadly snakes in the world and with good reason. Two drops of venom can kill a human being.
When he opens his mouth it is inky black. He turned and squared up to our vehicle as if he would attack the odd animal with wheels. His head waved slowly back and forth as if to size us up before turning and slithering away.
You know God sent snakes among the people to punish them for their sin in the book of Numbers chapter 21. I can imagine the terror that would come in the hearts of the people if hundreds of Mambas raced into a crowd.
But God gave Moses a simple solution to the situation. He told him to make a bronze snake and lift it up on a pole for all to see. All people had to do was look to the snake and they would be healed.
Jesus compares his crucifixion to the snake in the desert. The deadly consequences of sin can strike with lightening speed. But all it takes is a glance at the cross through faith and the power of sin is overcome.
Have you glanced to the cross today? Is your faith centered on the snake (tools used by God) or on Jesus Christ?
Cathy and Danny Sartin
Copyright © Danny Sartin. All Rights Reserved. The photo was taken by us in South Africa.
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